Moore Brothers, Vintage Gramma, Rachele Eve | Dollop Coffee Co. | Folk & Country | Chicago Reader

Moore Brothers, Vintage Gramma, Rachele Eve All Ages Recommended Soundboard

When: Sat., Oct. 3, 9 p.m. 2009

Whether it’s because they share DNA or just because they’ve shared so much else, certain brothers—from the Delmores to the Louvins to the Everlys—have an undeniable way of harmonizing. Though they don’t play country music like those other groups, the Moore Brothers—who recently moved from Oakland to the small town of Grass Valley, California—definitely do belong in that category. On their fifth album, Aptos (American Dust), Greg and Thom Moore hang the exquisite tapestry of their vocals over a framework of gentle folk pop. Their supercatchy originals have a Beatlesque sweetness, and their harmonies evoke Simon & Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills & Nash—but they’ve got an angle to play that those greats didn’t, since their voices sound almost exactly alike and blend together flawlessly. On the record they’re joined by a rhythm section that brings extra crispness and focus to the songs, but here they’ll be a duo, both playing acoustic guitar. That shouldn’t matter much, though—even a cappella, their singing would knock me out. Vintage Gramma and Rachele Eve open. —Peter Margasak

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